Former Cambodia National Rescue Party official Oeur Narith was released on Monday after being questioned for two days in police custody, labeling the detention as an attempt to intimidate him.
Oeur Narith, who was an assistant to former CNRP vice presidents Mu Sochua and Eng Chhai Eang, was arrested Saturday afternoon near Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh District, he told VOA Khmer on Tuesday. Police informed him that the questioning was related to an old, personal financial dispute.
“It is an old case from 2012,” Narith said, not wanting to divulge details of the dispute. “I am no longer implicated in that case because I think it is over and nothing more after we have resolved that.”